WhatsApp Finally Adds GIF Support For iOS

By Monica U Santos , Nov 09, 2016 04:28 AM EST

WhatsApp has updated its instant messading service and has integrated the ability to send and receive GIFs within the application. Although WhatsApp is almost late regarding this because many other messaging applications already offer GIF integration, the latest update bring a big and full of interesting new things to do.

One of the new feature that you can enjoy is the ability to send and receive images in GIF format. However, realizing that it could be hard to carry the perfect GIF for all occasions, WhatsApp has added the ability to search Giphy’s huge library as well. With that, you can choose many GIFs to send to someone

According to Inquirer, WhatsApp is late to the GIF-sharing game, but the firm offers some additional features that you won't find elsewhere. There's a GIF editor that lets you add captions, stickers, drawings and emoji to animations, and offers the ability to trim clips to the desired length.

You an also use a new feature available within WhatsApp to convert videos that are 6 seconds or shorter into GIFs. Simply pick a video you’d like to send as a GIF from within WhatsApp and use the GIF toggle to turn it into one. The app also allows you to turn live photos into GIFs by going to attach and then 3-D touching a live photo.

According to the Tech Portal, here is a complete list of the changes within the new version:

  • You can now send and receive animated GIFs
  • For videos that are 6 seconds or shorter, you can now send them as animated GIFs. Just tap the GIF toggle after picking a video.
  • Send Live Photos as animated GIFs. Just 3D Touch any live photo from Attach - Photo/Video Library and choose "Select as GIF."

You can download the latest version 2.16.15 of WhatsApp, from the App Store.


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